Missionaries We Support

In 2014, Jimmy started working with the International Leadership Institute (ILI). He is involved in the training of those who will minister in the part of the world where the Gospel is restricted, the Church is persecuted, and the poorest of the poor live.  He organizes and teaches those who will go into these areas on The Great Commission.
After serving churches for over 15 years in youth and children’s ministries, plus evangelism and outreach, they felt and answered the call to full time missions.  Leaving Gardendale FUMC and moving to Peru with their 3 children, they started with enthusiasm to learn the new language and culture as they were making new friends and beginning to form a new church in an underserved area.
For 10 years, Daniel and Brandi have lived in Chiquimula, Guatemala. They have 3 children, and are independent missionaries and serve as directors of Eyes Wide Open Ministries (EWO). They work alongside pastors and leaders in mountain villages as well as support 4 local schools and the national hospital with Biblical education and supplies.

Reaching our community and beyond

We wanted to take a moment to celebrate the impact God is making in our community and beyond through the Missions Ministry at Guntersville First UMC. What a blessing it is to know that lives are changing by our commitment to honor God with our tithes, offerings, talents, and time. Would you join us in prayer for the ministries listed below? Pray for each participant, volunteer/servant, and leader. May God be glorified in all we do.
Embrace Alabama Ministries (formerly United Methodist Children’s Home)
Upper Sand Mountain Parrish
Camp Sumatanga
UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief
SIFAT, Servants in Faith and Technology
North Alabama – Nigeria United Methodist Partnership
The Mission Society – Global
Meals on Wheels
Shepherd’s Cove Hospice
CASA of Marshall County
Real Life Pregnancy Center
Blessings in a Backpack
Special Blessings
Room in the Inn
Kairos Prison Ministry
Food Ministry Event
Night to Shine
Community Thanksgiving Meal
Ecuador Mission Trip
Guatemala Mission Trip
Patricia B. Hammond Home for Girls
Night in Bethlehem
Cast for Kids
For more information about being a part of the GFUMC Missions, contact Heather Epperson, Director of Missions.